Pineda ends slump; Yanks top Oakland 5-4 to win 5th straight

May 23, 2016 2:00 AM by Associated Press

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Michael Pineda won for the first time since his opening start this season, Starlin Castro hit a tiebreaking, two-out single in the sixth inning and the New York Yankees beat the Oakland Athletics 5-4 to extend a winning streak to five for the first time in nearly a year.

Brian McCann and Jacoby Ellsbury homered for the Yankees, who swept the four-game series. New York (21-22), which completed a 5-2 trip that began in Arizona, is on its longest winning streak since winning seven in a row from June 1-9 last season.

Pineda (2-5) had been 0-4 with a 5.61 ERA in six starts since defeating Houston on April 6. He allowed three runs and six hits in six innings, struck out six and walked one.

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